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Downpour pelts Pleasanton

Rains are said to ease up over the weekend

For all those weeks without rain, it seemed Friday that Mother Nature may be making up for the recent dry weather. Heavy rains came down throughout the Bay Area, and it is keeping Pleasanton's Public Works crew busy.

Director of Public Works Rob Wilson said the day started off with a lot of broken tree limbs and localized flooding. Even around 2:30 in the afternoon, strong winds have caused leaves and limbs to clutter the city. Public Works set up five emergency response teams throughout the city to deal with the non-stop rain.

The biggest problem they face is what they call localized flooding, which is when the catch basin overflow. Wilson even said that several manholes have popped out of place because the storm drains are full.

Weather.com shows an orange alert for urban and small stream flooding. It also shows the rains easing up over the weekend.

Wilson said he hopes that's true, because while they were able to keep on top of Friday's problems, Saturday and Sunday are not normal work days for the department. Together with the parks and recreation department, they will figure out how to handle the weekend's weather with a smaller staff.

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Downpour pelts Pleasanton

Rains are said to ease up over the weekend

by Emily Atwood / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Fri, Jan 4, 2008, 2:56 pm

For all those weeks without rain, it seemed Friday that Mother Nature may be making up for the recent dry weather. Heavy rains came down throughout the Bay Area, and it is keeping Pleasanton's Public Works crew busy.

Director of Public Works Rob Wilson said the day started off with a lot of broken tree limbs and localized flooding. Even around 2:30 in the afternoon, strong winds have caused leaves and limbs to clutter the city. Public Works set up five emergency response teams throughout the city to deal with the non-stop rain.

The biggest problem they face is what they call localized flooding, which is when the catch basin overflow. Wilson even said that several manholes have popped out of place because the storm drains are full.

Weather.com shows an orange alert for urban and small stream flooding. It also shows the rains easing up over the weekend.

Wilson said he hopes that's true, because while they were able to keep on top of Friday's problems, Saturday and Sunday are not normal work days for the department. Together with the parks and recreation department, they will figure out how to handle the weekend's weather with a smaller staff.

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Jon Suzukawa
California Reflections
on Jan 11, 2008 at 10:53 am
Jon Suzukawa, California Reflections
on Jan 11, 2008 at 10:53 am

Announcement to all customers of U-Store-It located at:
U-Store-It
3101 Valley Ave
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 249-0004
On Friday, January 4, Building 'A' was flooded due to drainage clogged. According to the temporary acting site manager, bark and debris clogged the drain -- causing a flood of the storage units, specifically building 'A'. As of today, January 10, nothing has been done to dry out the facility or officially notify all renters. I have contacted both the corporate "Customer Service" number, as well as stated my complaint/concern to the temporary manager. Again, the company has not indicated that anything will be done to compensate customers, or aid in cleaning or drying out the storage units. If you have items in one of these units, check all items carefully, the moisture/condensation can create mold and other damage to your goods, along with other units that are not properly dried to create mildew damage throughout the facility, Please file all complaints with the site manager and let them know this lack of service/notification will not be tolerated.


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